There’s a full cast of characters in Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland—everyone from a Tahitian temptress painted by Paul Gauguin, to a rowdy Dutchman by Frans Hals. But as you’d expect in a show from Edinburgh, there are also plenty of portraits of Scots, including a few with interesting backstories.
Many Bay Areans only think about Tahoe as a winter or summer destination, but many don't realize that Tahoe has plenty to offer in the off-season. Skiing, hiking, biking, and the like are all available at half the cost and half the crowds. Here are some great insider tips proving that Tahoe is just as great in spring (or fall).
Spencer's my name, cuddling's my game! My main motto in life? Having a good time. As my last humans dumped me for their new baby --I know, right? --I am a newly single canine, trying to find a place to call home. Shall we get into my stats? Here we go: I'm a Lab/Retriever mix, big sports guy, and I'm 9 years old...hey, like they say, 9 is the new 3. I can beat those little whippersnapper pups on the court anyday. I'm a champion ball chaser and Frisbee catcher extraordinaire! Overall, I'm quite the companion, entertainer, and all-around awesome pooch. Check me out here and let's meet for coffee, err, dog biscuits.
This year, 7x7 teamed up with the University of Oregon to present the first ever Vanguard Award, which contributes $5000 to an outstanding citizen making a difference in the fields of education, sustainability, or community development, and the nominations were overwhelming. We picked seven local leaders as our finalists, and now, the people have spoken.
San Francisco Art Institute, the Bay Area’s intrepid home for renegade art and innovative education, is throwing its annual fȇte on May 13, 2015, with Gala Vernissage and Varnished: The After Party. For one night only, this celebration takes over the historic Pier 2 at Fort Mason Center, summoning art, artists, and the people who love them to the edge of the bay. All proceeds benefit student-artist scholarships at SFAI.
Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held this spring from April 23 to May 7, SFIFF is a top-notch showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation, featuring close to 150 films and events, 100 filmmakers in attendance, and nearly two dozen awards presented for excellence in film craft. And this year, they'll be knocking it out of the park.
The Museum of Craft and Design is turning ten, and to celebrate, they're throwing a major party to celebrate their decade of disruption in design and craft. On April 24, join the MCD for a live and silent auction featuring eye-catching work from leading artists and designers, along with curated experiences immersed in the craft and design world.
The California Academy of Sciences will host its annual Gala and Party After Dark on April 23, 2015. This unforgettable evening is the opportunity to let loose in a stunning, iconic setting while raising a glass to bright minds making remarkable contributions to the field of science education—a topic at the heart of the Academy’s mission to explore, explain, and sustain life. And we're giving away two tickets to the event! Just sign up for our newsletter below to enter.
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